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This is one of the few shots in existence of this larval form of a Tripod fish. It is a creature from the deep, originally found at 15,000 feet in the Marianas Trench. Discovered while on a Black water dive over a depth of 600 feet in the Gulf Stream
By Suzan Meldonian
posted (4 days ago)
21 votes

'Summer Break' - Sand tiger sharks spend the summer months aggregating around the shipwrecks off the North Carolina coast as part of their annual migration along the east coast of the U.S.
By Tanya Houppermans
posted (5 days ago)
19 votes

I have wings, if I could only fly
By Peet J Van Eeden
posted (6 days ago)
17 votes

A study in Black and White.The beauty of a feather-duster worm
By Peet J Van Eeden
posted (5 days ago)
17 votes

Flying around the SuperMoon
By Plamena Mileva
posted (6 days ago)
15 votes

BUTTERFLY
By Lilian Koh
posted (5 days ago)
15 votes

Dragon Shrimp, Anilao
By Aleksandr Marinicev
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Sponge Commensal shrimp
By Aleksandr Marinicev
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes

A scorpion fish .. simple
By Tracey Jennings
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

~ Strawberry Splash ~
By Geo Cloete
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
Colors by Francesco Pacienza
Colors
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Fabulous shot! I'm not sure how Francesco created this background, but I'm glad he did! Amazing.
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
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Mermaid queen by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Mermaid queen
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Stunning composition, great use of lighting, and perfect pose of the model. Great job!
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: China
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The Lovers.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautifully composed and elegantly edited. Most romantic shark photo I've ever seen!
30 Votes
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toward orbit
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48 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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If you try to line up the sun with the boat, make sure it hasn't come untied from the mooring or you might find yourself far from where you thought you were
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19 Votes
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Squid with reflection
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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The reflection on the calm surface is just perfect and so is the lighting and the colors. Amazing shot!
38 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific Guam
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Space Creation by Plamena Mileva
Space Creation
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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We don't have many "Manipulated" shots win a monthly award, but this unique work deserves recognition! Beautifully executed shot and excellent post processing.
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"Strobe malfunction"... who said that when your strobes g... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Strobe malfunction"... who said that when your strobes go off-sync is always a bad thing? do to leakage in one of the strobes battery, one of the strobe was missfiring or firing like a strobo light and I think this caused the different tones
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24 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 8, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Stripped back to the essentials (Ca!iman resting on the b... by Raoul Caprez
Stripped back to the essentials (Ca!iman resting on the bank)
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33 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Brazil
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No way out Giant Grouper breakfast ,
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Spectactular capture!! Lighting is perfect and the expression on both the fish is priceless!
45 Votes
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Pipefish,
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Getting a shot like this is not easy! Very impressive and powerful image!
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Banda Sea Malaysia
view portfolio more shots by Iyad Suleyman
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Light Sabers
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Excellent angle and perfect focus!
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Papua New Guinea
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White eyes, inky black
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A truly unique shot for many reasons. Getting so close to sharks is a special moment itself. The shark almost seems like a ghost. The movements are nicely captured through the turbulences/reflection at the surface. Well deserved winner.
24 Votes
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Nightfever
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The magnificent background and stunning sharpness on the subject make this a remarkable shot! Well done!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, July 22, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Doris Vierkötter
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Acrobat
Snake eel with periclimenes magnificus
Lembeh strat
Nikon D800E , 105 macro , snoot RETRA
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Stunning capture! Perfect composition and very powerful subjects.
44 Votes
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Line makers by Raoul Caprez
Line makers
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Such an elegant shot! Even though it's not underwater, the feeling of the ocean is definitely there and takes your breath away.
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 1, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Brazil
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The last dance
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27 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Atlantic Spain
view portfolio more shots by Plamena Mileva
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Honu Generations: Young and Old
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wow what a great capture! Perfectly lighting two subjects along with a perfect sun spot is not easy! Way to go!
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, November 18, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Bubble nudi
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32 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, October 31, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Lillies under Palm Trees
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21 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Pacific Guam
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'The Light Shines On'
Diver in Kukulkan Cenote, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome Cenotes shot! Very nice symmetry!
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 28, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Mexico
view portfolio more shots by Nick Blake
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Entry in the sunlight
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 7, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mexico
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"The Ambassador" Sea snakes are similar to divers, they rise to the surface and go below back to the reefs. As divers we have to be ambassadors for the ocean, spread awareness and inform everyone about the oceans. This image symbolizes that.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wonderful message and impressive work! We don't get many surrealistic entries and this one definitely deserves the nomination as Runner Up.
14 Votes
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Sun Beams. Kauai, HI
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25 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Eriphia reloaded by Mathieu Foulquié
Eriphia reloaded
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Stunning angle and lighting! Very dramatic!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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Cloudburst desaturated
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Excellent capture of the shark and perfectly clear water & sky! Great shot.
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, November 4, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Micronesia
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ORBITAL MARITIME
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Very unique image, it looks like out of a fairytale. Wonderful composition and great job on the post-processing.
19 Votes
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